Sandblasters work in a number of industries to provide companies with their abrasive blasting or protective coating requirements. Works of all sizes are included, all the way from large-scale commercial projects to residential work.
For example, mobile blasting is used for a broad range of applications, including the following:
- Brick and render preparations can be made in order for new coatings to be applied.
- Wood blasting makes it easier to paint timber by removing the current contaminants and coatings.
- Steel blasting makes it simpler to prepare steel for protective coatings and paint.
- Painted and plastered walls can be sandblasted to prepare them for re-painting.
- Abrasive blasting can be used to restore old sandstone buildings. The blasting removes contaminants and paint, rejuvenating the surface of the stone.
An Alternative Process
Besides sand blasting in Perth, soda blasting is used as an alternative. Because soda blasting does not damage a surface’s substrate, it is recommended for more delicate materials. Compressed air is used to apply bicarbonate of soda onto a surface, which removes coatings or paint.
Soda blasting can be used on a broad range of surfaces, including fibreglass, plastic, alloys, metal, and carbon fibre. You can also use this type of application for degreasing. As a result, you do not have to remove seals or bearings. Because bicarbonate of soda is not corrosive and the process does not produce heat, the material that is blasted does not become pitted or warped.
A Water Soluble Formulation
Soda blasting can be used to remove paint from the bodies of vehicles, as well as from masonry, bitumen, glass, wood, and concrete. The process can also be used to degrease engines. The bicarbonate of soda formulation is non-toxic and water soluble. Therefore, this process is suitable for any blasting work that is needed in the catering or commercial food services industry. Many times, soda blasting is used to clean kitchen equipment.
Another type of blasting, dustless blasting, uses water and crushed recycled glass to get rid of unwanted finishes and paint from a variety of surfaces. The water is used to lower the amount of friction, thereby reducing the chance of warping. This type of blasting procedure is a cleaner, quicker, and more environmentally sound way to strip paint from surfaces.
A Good Way to Remove Graffiti
Dustless blasting is also used to get rid of graffiti and can be used commercially to get rid of toxic coatings such as lead or asbestos. This process can also be used to remove paint from vehicles and is considered safe for use on steel, aluminium, and fibreglass. In addition, dustless blasting can be used to restore wood surfaces by removing coatings such as polyurethane, stain, lacquer, and paint.